The severity of the laws prevents their execution.
Quote by Charles De Montesquieu
Charles De Montesquieu Quotes
It is always the adventurers who do great things, not the sovereigns of great empires.
To become truly great, one has to stand with people, not above them.
The sublimity of administration consists in knowing the proper degree of power that should be...
Laws undertake to punish only overt acts.
Lunch kills half of Paris, supper the other half.
We should weep for men at their birth, not at their death.
There is no nation so powerful, as the one that obeys its laws not from...
The reason the Romans built their great paved highways was because they had such inconvenient...
An author is a fool who, not content with having bored those who have lived...
Liberty is the right to do what the law permits.
I have never known any distress that an hour's reading did not relieve.
To love to read is to exchange hours of ennui for hours of delight.
Peace is a natural effect of trade.
If I knew something that would serve my country but would harm mankind, I would...
There is no one, says another, whom fortune does not visit once in his life;...
No kingdom has shed more blood than the kingdom of Christ.
The best example of democracy I can recall is five wolves sitting down to dinner...
I do not want art for a few any more than education for a few,...
The health of a democratic society may be measured by the quality of functions performed...
Democratic man, as I have remarked, is quite unable to think of himself as a...
The example of the raft shows dharmas should be treated as provisional, as means to...
Though age from folly could not give me freedom, It does from childishness.